Silk Tree Mimosa Albizia julibrissin 20 Seeds
Silk Tree Mimosa Albizia julibrissin 20 Seeds
Silk Tree Mimosa Albizia julibrissin 20 Seeds
Silk Tree Mimosa Albizia julibrissin 20 Seeds
Silk Tree Mimosa Albizia julibrissin 20 Seeds
Silk Tree Mimosa Albizia julibrissin 20 Seeds
Silk Tree Mimosa Albizia julibrissin 20 Seeds

Silk Tree Mimosa Albizia julibrissin 20 Seeds

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Albizia julibrissin, commonly called mimosa or silk tree, is a fast-growing, small to medium sized, deciduous tree that typically grows in a vase shape to 20-40’ tall with a spreading, often umbrella-like crown. It is native to Asia. It is noted for its bipinnate compound dark green leaves (to 20” long). Each leaf has 10-25 pinnae, with each pinnae having 40-60 tiny leaflets (to 1/4” long). Leaves have a fern-like appearance. Fluffy, pink, powder puff flowerheads cover the tree with a long summer bloom. Flowers are fragrant and attractive to bees. Flowers give way to flat bean-like seed pods (to 7” long) which persist into winter. Sensitive leaflets close up when touched and at night. Albizia julibrissin is a popular ornamental because of its fragrant, showy flowers and because it attracts hummingbirds.

Growing Instructions

  1. Scarify the seeds by nicking or sanding the seed coat.
  2. Soak the seed in water for several hours.
  3. Prepare a mixture of half potting soil and half sand, perlite or vermiculite.
  4. Put the mixture in a pot with drainage holes in the base.
  5. Water the mixture so that it is moist but not wet.
  6. Put the seeds on the soil.
  7. Cover the seeds with a thin layer of soil.
  8. Water the seeds and keep the soil moist but not wet.
  9. Place the pots in an area with warm temperatures in full sun or part shade.
  10. When the seedlings are a few inches tall, they can be transplanted.

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